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Maintain Your Heat Pump as Spring Starts—No Matter the Weather

Monday, March 20th, 2017

service-reminder-watchAlthough Chicago had a far better week of later winter weather than the Northeast, which suffered under the chill and snowfall of Winter Storm Stella, we’re still experiencing temperatures that can dip down into the 20s during the nights and struggle to make it out of the 40s during the day. This isn’t a surprise for March: even though spring starts officially this week, Chicagoland must deal with cold spells through April and sometimes into May.

No matter the weather outside, however, this is the time of the year to consider your heat pump and its annual maintenance. This is both a preparation for the coming summer season and a way to close out the winter.

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Why Is My Heat Pump Struggling to Warm the House?

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Nothing can be more frustrating during another icy cold Chicago winter than to have a heating system that simply isn’t delivering the level of heat that a home needs. If you have a heat pump and you’re currently running into problems with cold spots around the house and what seems like a forever wait until people feel warm, you’ll want to know what’s wrong.

Let’s take a look and find out how to get your home pleasant once again:

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Install Exterior LED Lights for the Coming Winter Darkness

Monday, November 7th, 2016

As the cold weather approaches, so does the darkness of the winter season. Nightfall will come earlier and earlier, and the overcast days will help make the shroud of the dark emerge even sooner. If you don’t have adequate outdoor lighting for your home to help with safety during the long winter nights, right now is the time to schedule.

What we recommend you do is call up our electricians and arrange to have LED lights put in for your home’s exterior lighting.

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Ceiling Fans Are Helpful in Winter As Well

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

During a long summer in Chicago, a professionally installed ceiling fan is an immense help with keeping cool and lowering electrical bills. The movement of air through a space helps to remove the heat envelope from around people’s bodies, and this makes them feel cooler. Thanks to ceiling fans, an air conditioner can usually be set 8°F higher, or even turned off for long stretches, saving energy.

But aside from their decorative function (and many ceiling fans are beautiful to look at), is there anything you can do with a ceiling fan during the cold weather of winter?

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It’s a Good Time to Install a Whole-House Generator

Monday, August 29th, 2016

As summer comes to a close, people will (or should) start to make plans for the coming change in the season. Fall is the best time to have important heating system jobs done, such as routine maintenance or arranging for replacing an aging heating system that may not make it through the approaching winter.

It’s also an ideal time to have a whole-house generator installed if a home doesn’t already have one.

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Is Your AC Tripping the Circuit Breaker? Let’s Find Out Why

Monday, August 1st, 2016

The circuit breakers in your electrical panel are there to guard the electrical system in your house and to prevent fires from starting should equipment shorts out. One the appliances that can cause a circuit breaker to trip is the air conditioning system, and during a hot summer it isn’t a surprise that the heavy load on the AC can lead to a tripped breaker. If your air conditioner suddenly stops working, check on the electrical panel first before you call for repairs. Sometimes all you need to do is reset the breaker, and the AC will be back to normal.

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When Repairs Run Out and It’s Time for an Air Conditioning Replacement

Monday, July 4th, 2016

When our technicians go to homes to look over malfunctioning air conditioners, a question that they frequently receive is, “Can you fix the AC so we don’t have to replace it?” Often times the answer is “yes.” Sometimes it’s “no.” And other times it hovers in-between: “We can repair it, but it’s probably a better choice to have the air conditioner replaced.”

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